Sunday, April 13, 2014

"We Must hold up The Lord's Standards clearly and without Apology"!‏



These words are from PMG, p 211 by Pres. Eyring. We had District Meeting this week and our new District Leader, Elder Wohlgemuth reminded us of these words and the importance of having High Expectations...realizing we are Children of our Heavenly Father and He sets His standards so that He can bless us!! This was such a great experience. Elder Wohlgemuth/ Elder Pfister are companions; Elders Chadwick/Gorner; Hermana's Pier/ Boley and Sister Carter/ Frame. Our new Zone Leaders are Elder Stringham/Webb. This is a great District and we are working very hard to step up and as we do we hope our positive results will continue to grow and we will be able to do all that is expected of us.

It is gloriously beautiful in Seattle!! The rain visited just one day this last week and I think there will be about 5-6 more days of sunshine and, like I said last week, the blossoms are beautiful!!! P-day this week we rode the train to the city and just had a great time. We had tastes of cheese and Sister Carter even purchased Mac-n-cheese from The Creamery. We also bought some fresh yogurt and I had French Onion Soup and sat in an 'adorable' alley at round tables with many others and ate lunch...in the sunshine and loved every minute of it.

Sister Floyd, our Bishop's wife, had an appointment in the hospital Tuesday morning so we went to Pike Market and bought a beautiful bouquet of daffodils, tulips, double peonies and filler in red, yellow and oranges. You just can't believe how beautiful it was!! We were home in about 2 hours. This is a very good break we enjoyed after cleaning and scrubbing floors in the apt, washing sheets and clothes, doing our shopping and writing Pres. Choi and our families. We just whistled out the door, walk about 1 block and jump on the train.

The time we have remaining is getting shorter and shorter and we feel the need to do much more that is good and find people that need to be found. We visited with Ashley this week, who is married and has an incredibly busy schedule and is also a bit lonely. So, we called some of the younger sisters in our ward and encouraged them to invite her to their "Girls Nights". Don't know if she will have time to go but it is so important for all of us to feel loved and cared about. Elders asked us to check on Danaca whom they found knocking doors the other night. She is less active but said she had been thinking about coming to church. So we went and had a wonderful visit; she had grown up in this ward and just got away from coming to church but really wants to attend. We listen and encourage and sometimes we can see another way for someone to accomplish their righteous desires. Our visits continue to be more and better!!  Lailan is a wonderful woman. We have visited a few times but they still do not come although she says her husband wants to come. If they go do church they go to the Meyers Way Ward.  Well, she was not in our planner this last week but when we crossed over the bridge to go see Ramirez's we found ourselves at their home. We knocked on the door and she answered. After an incredible visit with 'someone that just recently lost her mother' and is not sure what she really believes, we invited her to let us teach her the lessons again so she could better understand. She had experienced some rebellious teenage years, an aunt got her to be baptized and then she continued her previous lifestyle. As we sat at the table with tears in her eyes, she just could not believe that we had come to visit her because she needed us. These are the miracles we experience daily.

A reminder to all of the "Because of Him" Video. This two-and-a -half minute video can be found beginning April 13, at Mormon.org/BecauseofHim "Because of Him" will be posted daily from April 13-20, on facebook.com/Mormon, twitter.com/Mormonorg, and google.com/+Mormon and will include the hashtag#BecauseofHim. The Church is publishing this to help "invite others to come unto Christ". Also, another is called "Starting Today". They are FANTASTIC!!!

Friday we did a service project for a wonderful family in our ward. They are kind and caring and humble and sign up to feed the missionaries more than anyone in our ward. We thought it was time for 'payback' for them. We asked Elders Brown/Garriss; Elders Chadwick/Gorner; Hermanas Pier/Boley; Sisters Carter/Frame and Brothers Mclean and Mclean from the Seatac Ward to help...with tools, rakes, shovels, lawnmover and also a weed-eater. We worked in the yard for about 4+ hours and also had pizza delivered and some bakery sweets and water. The yard looked so great and all went well with no injuries...a little sun on the necks...and a wonderful day of service! We all love service projects...the sun, the work, the food and the fun!!! How thankful we are to have the bodies that are strong enough to work hard which makes it easier for us to sleep nights. We love the missionaries we work with!!!!!

Saturday the sun was just beautiful and the feeling of happiness and sweetness was very strong in my heart, probably because the day began with Sister Carter and I going to the Temple in Bellevue. It takes us 20 minutes to drive. We arrive in time for about 1/2 hour of quiet time and it makes the session just very nice.
We went to lunch in the cafeteria and a very kind Brother offered to pay for our lunch because we are missionaries. How kind of him!!

Morris "Widge" Quarnberg - fishing at his best!
Saturday when we returned from the Temple to our car, I had received a note from Uncle Mick Frame that Uncle Widge Quarnberg, from Greenriver, Utah, had a fatal accident on his 4 wheeler 1/2 mile from his home on the way to his wood shop. He had been working in his garden and was returning the 4-wheeler to the shop. Pat, his wife, is my husbands, only sister. His funeral will be Thurs, April 17 in Greenriver, Utah. The love our family has for the Quarnbergs is more than incredible and the greatest blessing is that we know where he is and what he is doing. Probably Jerry and Larry and my dad and Grandpa and Grandma Frame were some of the first to great him. Such a loss for this beautiful world and for all those that know him and experienced his kindness and charity!!

Saturday night we had a "Ward Chili Cook-Off". The food was delicious, some investigators came and all had a great time. Elders Brown/Garriss made a pot of chili and won 3rd place. After eating the chili, a 'dessert auction' is held to earn money for the summer youth activities. Last year they earned $1600 so it is such a fun way to earn the money...some just donate but then they also get a cake. It will be interesting to see what they got.

I hope this letter enables all of you to know of the love I have for Missionary work and for the blessing and 'privilege' to be in the Washington-Seattle Mission. It is a blessing to be able to work with Sister Carter and to experience the blessings of hard work, discouraging times and "Fun with the Spirit". I realize the value of counting our blessings daily and sharing those positive and loving feelings with those we associate with. I know the importance of praying for those that are different from us and asking for strength to understand them and love them. I have learned immensely to "Forget myself and go to Work"!

I read my Patriarchal Blessing this morning and I continually stand amazed at the many times I am reminded of Father's Love for me and for the blessings of this covenant as I strive to live the things I am asked to do...not to be perfect...but to strive to follow the commandments. I am very thankful for this reminder I can read and ponder any time I desire to feel His closeness.

I am immensely thankful for my Mom and my children and their companions and for my grandchildren. I love them very much. I am thankful for Sherrie and Dennis & Merrily and their families; for Mick and Donna and their families; for Bob and Joy and their families; and especially for the families of Widge and Pat... and for Pat! May God be with bless all of them during the days and weeks ahead!!
I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ! I love the Plan of Salvation and for the understanding we have of it!
May we all take time to recognize the Miracles in our lives THIS DAY and to record them so we do not forget how loving Heavenly Father is in spite of our daily hills and valleys!!!!

Love to all of you,
Sister Frame

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